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[News] HP Buys Palm and Might Make Tablets With WebOS (Linux)

  • Subject: [News] HP Buys Palm and Might Make Tablets With WebOS (Linux)
  • From: Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2010 20:53:41 +0100
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HP buys Palm


HP buys Palm

,----[ Quote ]
| HP has just announced that it's acquiring 
| Palm to the tune of $1.2 billion, which 
| works out to $5.70 per share of Palm common 
| stock.


HP Buying Palm, Might Make a webOS Tablet

,----[ Quote ]
| HP is going to acquire smartphone maker 
| Palm. In a conference call after the 
| announcement, a high-level HP executive 
| raised the possibility that his company 
| might produce tablet computers running 
| Palm's webOS.


Does HP + Palm = Facepalm?

,----[ Quote ]
| Of course, the good news for open source is 
| that it doesn't really matter whether HP's 
| move proves deeply wise or totally witless. 
| Both Android and webOS have Linux at their 
| heart, and both use additional free 
| software (that found in the latest webOS 
| includes ALSA and webkit elements.) In that 
| sense, the lifeline that HP has thrown to 
| Palm and hence webOS is good news: more 
| resources will be expended on making key 
| parts of open source better. 


A brief history of Palm

,----[ Quote ]
| The PalmPilot is credited with popularizing 
| the personal digital assistant, or PDA. And 
| it was the device that established the 
| basic form factor that later smartphones 
| would use. After earlier attempts by Apple 
| and others, Palm proved there was a market 
| for a third category of portable computing 
| device, something more than a cell phone 
| but less than a laptop.



Quick guide to webOS

,----[ Quote ]
| webOS itself is a Linux-based operating system
| but with Palm designed components on top of it.
| It gives it a rather curious mix of open source
| foundations and very effective proprietary guts
| at the same time, and the result is an agnostic
| way of integrating your social networks and
| other forms of communication. It's the default
| and entirely locked-in operating system for the
| Pre and will also be at the heart of the Palm
| Pixi which we'll probably see before the end of
| the year.


Palm Pre from iPhone3g: first impressions

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| Iâm really happy with the Pre.  While the build
| quality could be much better, itâs all about the
| operating system for me.  I canât wait to get more
| and more applications written for it.


Palm Prà arrives in Blighty

,----[ Quote ]
| The Palm Prà has been available Stateside since
| June, but Blighty-based gadget fans can finally
| bag themselves the smartphone from today.


Palm Pre smartphone


Palm Pre UK demand outstrips 2007 Iphone takeup

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| INITIAL DEMAND for the Palm Pre is expected to
| beat the Iphone at its launch, according to
| the latest poll.
| The Pre is the UKâs most anticipated phone,
| with 26 per cent of mobile users expressing an
| interest in buying one. This is almost double
| the 16 per cent who said they would buy the
| iPhone before its launch in 2007.

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